Sunday, May 19, 2024
May 19, 2024


Martin Gotzscha

July 10, 1950 to Sept. 18, 2016

After many years of illness, Martin passed away from a sudden stroke. He was surrounded by nurses and ministers at the Victoria General Hospital.

Martin was born in Holland and came to Toronto by ship as a boy. He is survived by his sister, Ingrid James and her children. Martin was predeceased by his parents.

Martin was loved by many and leaves behind Justin Mackie, Sally Hysop, Jim Wheatley, John Helmer, Crystal, Judy and Michael and many other friends, as well as his daughter Grace, and dear friend from Ontario Al McLean.

Martin enjoyed reading, television, walking, cooking and cleaning. He was very intelligent and had great wisdom. Martin was a biologist and loved history. He had a positive attitude and even though he suffered through poverty, he recently purchased a car, a long time wish of his.

Mass was held at Our Lady of Grace for Martin on Sept. 23, 2016 and a Celebration of Life will be held in the days ahead.

Thank you to Shane Barclay, Lady Minto Hospital and Victoria General Hospital staff.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Lady Minto Hospital or the Salt Spring Food Bank.

More obituaries


 It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Overholt announces his sudden passing on March 27, 2024, in Vancouver, B.C. Michael John Overholt...

EDGE, John Steve

 Steve passed away on Salt Spring Island on April 28th, 2024. He loved the island very much, and was never happier than at his house,...

BARNETT, Hildy Elaine

 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Hildy Elaine Barnett, a beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and dedicated community member....

TWA, Eileen Margaret

 Eileen Margaret Twa, born May 13 1933 passed away on April 14, 2024. She was predeceased by her parents, Walton and Effie Twa ,...


Salt Spring Island
clear sky
5.5 ° C
8.7 °
4 °
96 %
0 %
11 °
11 °
12 °
10 °
10 °